Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Apple, pear and pecan breakfast oat bake


This recipe is a wintry version of my walnut and raspberry oat bake - one of my most often-baked recipes on this blog. I have simplified the method a little so this really should take less than 5 minutes to trow together. The oatmeals sets once it bakes so it can be sliced like a flapjack and eaten cold, but it really is most delicious when heated up and served drizzled with a little  maple syrup. 

I will be taking this to work as part of my new sensible eating resolutions. It keeps very well (in the fridge) for 5-6 days.

Ingredients
Serves 6 - 8
200 -250ml | 3/4 - 1 cup almond or soy milk
1 large ripe banana
1 large egg
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled (substitute with vegetable oil)
60g | 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 apple, peeled and diced
1 firm ripe pear, peeled and diced
150g | 5.3 ounces rolled oats
1-2 tbsp wheatgerm
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch salt

For the topping (optional)
60g | 1/2 cup ground pecans
3 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method
  1. Preheat your oven to 190C/375F. Put the almond milk, banana, coconut oil, agave syrup, grated ginger and egg in a food processor and blitz together until well combined. 
  2. Put the oats, pecans, wheatgerm, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl. Add the diced apple and pear and gently mix together.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the oats and mix together. The batter will resemble slightly runny porridge. Pour into a small, greased, ovenproof dish.
  4. Mix the ground pecans, sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle them over the oats.
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes until set. Serve warm with chopped fruit and Greek yoghurt.




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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs, looks amazing!

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  2. its smart idea really , i pinned it for later

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  3. That looks delicious. Will be trying this one

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  4. this looks yummy i will make this love apple & oats x

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  6. Now that really sounds delicious.

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  7. faye huntington15 May 2014 22:38

    this looks absolutely scrumptious! xfaye x

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  8. Looks super-tasty. Always need more apple recipes.

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  9. Looks amazing, totally scrummy

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  10. OMG this sounds amazing I so need to try this !!

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  11. I think my dad would love this made for him on Father's day!

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  12. Wow. Love apple and pear together- and with oats... Must try this. Thank you!!

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  13. I have bought the ingredients to make this on saturday for my dad!

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  14. I would never have thought of this combination of ingredients. I think it sounds delicious so will need to try it soon.

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  15. That sounds amazingly delicious, fabulous flavour combinations, and the picture is so good I can almost taste it. I want some now!

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  16. This looks delicious - have to try some

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  17. I originally came onto this site to enter a competition but having come across this recipe I am now going to dash out to get the ingredients - these look great, thanks.

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  18. Looks great, fab photography. Bookmarked this. x

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  19. Why have I never thought to have ice cream for breakfast before??

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  20. looks so delicious ....... the best start of the day!

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